Indigenous crop production: Preparing land for African eggplant and managing your crop

Solanaceous crops, like African eggplant, need to be rotated and cannot return to the same field (or the same garden patch) until 2 or 3 seasons have passed. Factor this into your medium-term plan. LAND PREPARATION Plough, disc and ridge if you prefer to follow conventional cultivation practices. A more…

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Indigenous crop production: The versatile African eggplant

The current buzz around diversity is not just trendy scientific talk. It really is important in agriculture to diversify your farming operation. If all your eggs are in one basket and you drop the basket… well, you know the deal. If all your lands are planted to maize and the…

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Local vegetables gaining support

The prospects of local vegetable producers are looking up, with consumers filling their food baskets from markets closer to home. “It is said that these farmers make more money than those growing exotic vegetables, as most people now prefer eating local vegetables,” the Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) said in…

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